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What a Feminist Looks Like

Marissa Mayer, newly-appointed Yahoo CEO, has said that she does not consider herself a feminist: I don’t think that I would consider myself a feminist. I think that I certainly believe in equal...

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What a Feminist Looks Like (Cont’d)

A couple of weeks ago I weighed in on the question of why so many women who accept the precepts of feminism are uncomfortable identifying with the term.  Consistent with my strict “Do you, Boo”...

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“We sigh at the same volume” A Father Responds to Romney

John Cook writes for Gawker: Now, I happen to know something about the fastest route to the local emergency room. I was there just last weekend, at 2 o’clock on Sunday morning, with my...

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Being

Autumn Whitefield-Madrano takes issue with the “therapeutic narrative” of body image:  You know the narrative I’m talking about: prepubescent girl with well-adjusted bodily esteem meets world; world...

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Makin Em Laugh (cont’d)

Earlier tonight, Louis CK sent out an email promoting a recording of a set done by his friend, comedian Tig Notaro (side note:  did I get excited about seeing Louis CK’s name in my inbox, like he’s my...

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Punishments for Wayward Girls

 This piece was originally posted on Feministing a couple of years ago as calls to defund Planned Parenthood were first reaching a fever pitch.  I’m reposting a (slightly) updated version now as...

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The Thrill of the Gaze

  Over at Feminist Current, Aphrodite Kocieda responds to feminist celebration of the rediscovery of Hilda, a plus-sized pinup girl created by artist Duane Bryers.  While Hilda’s voluptuous frame is...

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Beyonce’s Sexless Time Cover

  After hearing so much hype about Beyonce’s Time cover, I have to say I was a little disappointed when I finally saw it.  I was expecting something out of a peep show, but, swimsuit notwithstanding,...

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